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07-17-2006, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by type_v View Post
What about defensively?
Johnson is not better than Bulis (maybe a little worse) in his own end. Samsonov is an offense first forward like Zednik so about par. No rookie to crack the lineup will have the positioning and smarts of Sundstrom.

The new group will most definitely be better, but not in every single aspect of the game.
It's been said before in this thread, but i will repeat. Johnson is a GREAT defensive player. If he put up more offense and played in a larger market, he would be a Selke candidate IMO.

Another aspect about these guys is that MJ and SS are RH shots, something we clearly lacked last year. The second PP unit did not have the Ryder presence on the half boards for those one-timers.

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